There once was a man from Nantucket

This week’s question had us re-writing a nursery rhyme.

I went through a dozen, most too short to do anything with, and kept coming back to Peter Piper for obvious reasons.

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But, rejecting Peter, I chose Rock A By Baby, which always perplexed me, even as a very young boy. What is that baby doing in a treetop, anyway?

How’d I make this?

Finding the image was easy. I wanted an old-timey illustration. I copied my new rhyme and pasted in over the image, then adjusted the font, its size, color and spacing. I added an outer glow to make it stand out from the background and an inner bevel to make it pop.

Recently, though, I found this related news story:


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